So many of us grew up with Mattel toys—and now, as adults, that nostalgia is still part of us. Enter Gallery 1988, which holds annual art shows featuring works in all mediums based on Mattel’s most popular brands. Time to bring that childhood back.
The world of He-Man and She-Ra has a lot of history, spanning decades of comics, cartoons, toys, and more. But three new books coming from Dark Horse are planning to archive some of that history in stunning style, and we’ve got the first look.
When we ranked the original Masters of the Universe figures, you knew the Princess of Power figures were also coming, right? Sure, She-Ra’s toyline wasn’t quite as epic as her brother He-Man’s, but it was still awesome. It’s just that some figures were more awesome than others.
It was roughly 35 years ago that Mattel decided to do its own action-adventure toyline, to make up for its decision not to do Star Wars toys in 1977. In an exclusive excerpt from the book The Art of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, we've got exclusive early sketches, plus the first He-Man pitch memo!
Contrary to popular belief, He-Man’s biggest foe wasn’t Skeletor, and She-Ra’s wasn’t Hordak. What they both fought more than anything was the incredible stupidity of their friends, teammates, and general populaces of Eternia and Etheria. Case in point: “The Missing Axe,” in which She-Ra and her friend Bow risk it all…
There was a phrase used in the 1980s for the intangible barrier that prevented women (and minorities) from reaching the upper echelons of corporate America: "the glass ceiling." But while real women were unfortunately battling for the positions of power they deserved, cartoon women were breaking the glass ceiling and…
We all know the worst Christmas special of all time is the Star Wars Holiday Special, but what's the second worst? The 1985 He-Man and She-Ra Christmas Special makes for a strong candidate. Trying to discuss a religious holiday with muscle-bound heathen barbarians from another planet would pose a challenge in the…
This week in the world of cartoons, Gravity Falls takes a shot at Nick Cage's National Treasure franchise, Adventure Time gets really trippy, and we receive what might be the best episode of Ultimate Spider-Man episode yet.
He-Man certainly keeps some flamboyant company, but none were as colorful as his good friend Songster, a magical-guitar-wielding bard who was invented for the 1987 Masters of the Universe Power Tour.
He-Man has been around since 1980, and it's high time he got a wardrobe update. Illustrator Fabian Ciraolo is happy to oblige, designing new looks for the prince of Eternia and other cartoon favorites: the Thundercats, Jem, Captain Planet, and She-Ra all earn themselves a fashion makeover.
It wasn't the R&B madness of Marvel Comics' 1980s parade floats, but the 1986 Masters of the Universe rig did an admirable job showcasing such crowd favorites as Mosquitor and Snout Spout. Does anybody know what Snout Spout's doing these days? I'd love to interview that guy. Dolph Lundgren narrated this performance …
Tax day is coming! No matter how you feel about the government and the things it does, you can't help but feel a twinge of pain as you send your painstaking calculations (and possibly a hefty check) to the IRS.
Their movie may be on-again, off-again, but that doesn't mean that He-Man and the rest of the Masters of The Universe aren't getting a modern-day makeover, thanks to illustrator Adrian Reimann. Masters of The Runway, anybody?
When I think of Christmas, the first thing that springs to mind is the happy fact that I am going to enjoy eternal life in Heaven. And the second is He-Man.
G.I. Joe's Recondo teaches that the more you know, the less likely you are to hide in a fridge. Thanks, Recondo! Although honestly, it is a pretty great hiding place. Back in the day, Saturday mornings weren't just a place for awesome science fiction cartoons, they were also a chance for the government to instill…